Spring potluck and social
The Martha's Vineyard Ag Society will host its annual Spring Potluck Supper/Social and film screening Saturday, at 6 pm. Bring a dish to feed six. After the supper and social, enjoy the film "Working the Land: The Story of Connecticut Agriculture," which tells the story of state agriculture from early times to present day. For more information about the society, visit mvas.vineyard.net.
Nurseries celebrate Palm Sunday
Both Heather Gardens and Vineyard Gardens in West Tisbury held open houses last weekend to celebrate Palm Sunday. It was a day to get an early feel for spring while browsing through various greenhouses. Visitors enjoyed the assortments of flowers, herbs, and other plants.
This Sunday, join Vineyard Gardens for its 20th Easter egg hunt celebration, starting promptly at 1 pm.
Starting on Saturday, April 3, Vineyard Gardens begins its free gardening lecture series. The first lecture is on spring bulbs with Chris Wiley. It starts at 11 am at the nursery. For more information, call 508-693-8511.
Healthy living for 7th-graders
At the Alexandra M. Gagnon Foundation's Seventh Grade Girls Day, held at the Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa last Saturday, 40 girls from across the Island enjoyed a free afternoon of health and fitness, sponsored by the foundation.
The girls tried out several classes throughout the building. Fitness director Phyllis Kugler offered a class in bicycle spinning, professional trainer Cathy Ashmun led trials on cardiovascular and strength machines, and Mary Kay cosmetics representative Janine Milakeve offered tips on skin care and makeup.
The girls were also treated to massages with certified massage therapists Kris Martin and Lily Morris, and volunteer Patty French helped the girls prepare roll-up sandwiches in the kitchen.
The Alexandra M. Gagnon Foundation was created in 1998 after Alexandra Gagnon, a summer resident, died at 23 after struggling with drug addiction. The foundation supports the treatment and prevention of substance abuse.
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